The deadline to register to vote in the November 4 General Election is less than a month away. If you are not a registered voter, you need to register soon if you want to vote in the upcoming election.
The Arkansas Secretary of State has some very useful information on its website. To register to vote in Arkansas, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be an Arkansas resident (residing in Arkansas at least 30 days prior to the first election in which you will vote).
- Be age 18 or turn 18 on or before the next election.
- Not be a convicted felon whose sentence has not been discharged or pardoned.
- Not be presently adjudged as mentally incompetent as to your ability to vote by a court of competent jurisdiction.
Among other places, you can register to vote at your local public library, county clerk’s office, or revenue office. You can also download a registration form and mail it to the Arkansas Secretary of State (click here to download).
How do I know I am registered to vote? If you are uncertain whether or not you are registered, do not wait until the election to find out! Visit VoterView.org to check your voter registration status right now.
After you have registered to vote, be sure to go to www.ArkansasVotersGuide.com to learn a little bit about the candidates you will see on your ballot this November.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.